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ERIC Number: ED054918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 66
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Elementary Education: A National Summary of Required Methods and General Education Courses.
Roeder, Harold H.; And Others
In this investigation to ascertain how many colleges and universities throughout the United States require prospective elementary teachers to complete a course in the teaching of reading, a questionnaire was sent to the president of each of 940 institutions. Of 916 responses received, 860 were used for data analysis. Approximately 89 percent of the surveyed institutions require a course in the teaching of reading. The teaching of reading is combined with another methods course, usually language arts, in 16.6 percent of the schools. About 3 percent offer highly specialized courses in reading, such as "Reading for Urban Teachers" and "Diagnosis for Classroom Teachers." It was also found that over 83 percent of the institutions require a course in language arts, that 19.4 percent do not require a course in children's literature, and that approximately 58 percent do not require a course in tests and measurements. The author concluded that although the colleges and universities surveyed were attempting to prepare elementary teachers to teach reading, they had not gone far enough in this attempt. Summary tables for national and state findings and references are included. (AW)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Fredonia. Coll. at Fredonia.